unexpected guests: nathiya prathnadi.
by victoria comment

3/16/15

unexpected guests: nathiya prathnadi / sfgirlbybay

today’s unexpected guest, nathiya prathnadi is a San Francisco Bay Area designer who creates jewelry and ceramics for everyday life. she and her husband soraj live just across the bay bridge in the northern california neighborhood of Northgate in Fremont. a maker at heart, nathiya has quite a few artistic endeavors and businesses in the works — pineapple seed jewelry; Emera camera bags; and just recently has begun working in ceramics — she’s just created a brand new website, nathiya designs, selling her beautiful hand thrown ceramics and jewelry. With a background in visual merchandising and product development, Nathiya loves the challenge of creating simple, timeless objects inspired by her surroundings — the California landscape, her own garden, and the people in her everyday life. here’s a peek into her lovely living space that reflects that simple, but inspiring philosophy.

unexpected guests: nathiya prathnadi / sfgirlbybay

What’s your idea of a perfect day in San Francisco?
One of those warm bright days with perfect blue skies just walking around shopping, buying flowers, meeting friends, enjoying a delicious meal.

unexpected guests: nathiya prathnadi / sfgirlbybay

unexpected guests: nathiya prathnadi / sfgirlbybay

What are your favorite San Francisco shopping spots?
Muji; Hudson Grace; Mill Mercantile; and Kinokuniya bookstore in Japantown.

unexpected guests: nathiya prathnadi / sfgirlbybay

unexpected guests: nathiya prathnadi / sfgirlbybay

What’s the easiest way for you to find inspiration?
Being around people I respect and admire. People who support, nurture and do things. Looking around at books, magazines, the internet. Traveling. Breathing the air of a new place.

unexpected guests: nathiya prathnadi / sfgirlbybay

unexpected guests: nathiya prathnadi / sfgirlbybay

Who’s your go-to taste maker?
Kate Arends of Wit and Delight for home style; cindy loughridge for general style and photography; and Pim Techamuanvivit for food opinions.

unexpected guests: nathiya prathnadi / sfgirlbybay

Do you you have any favorite Instagrammers?
mrpineappleseed; planetolive; and daylessday.

unexpected guests: nathiya prathnadi / sfgirlbybay

unexpected guests: nathiya prathnadi / sfgirlbybay

What’s your favorite feature in your home?
My south facing organic vegetable and flower front yard garden or the big window in the front room that lets in loads of light and warmth.

unexpected guests: nathiya prathnadi / sfgirlbybay

unexpected guests: nathiya prathnadi / sfgirlbybay

Who would you like to sit down to drinks or tea with?
Tea. someone who matters to me.

What are some of your favorites websites/blogs to visit?
Agentlewoman; A Cup of Jo; and my Pinterest feed.

unexpected guests: nathiya prathnadi / sfgirlbybay

Do you have a guilty pleasure or indulgence?
Buying roses for the garden. We live kitty corner from the largest rose grower in the bay area — Regan Nursery in fremont.

unexpected guests: nathiya prathnadi / sfgirlbybay

unexpected guests: nathiya prathnadi / sfgirlbybay

What’s souvenir did you bring back from your last trip?
Cookies and sea salt from Maui.

What is your idea of living hell?
Traveling with not a clean bathroom in sight.

unexpected guests: nathiya prathnadi / sfgirlbybay

unexpected guests: nathiya prathnadi / sfgirlbybay

unexpected guests: nathiya prathnadi / sfgirlbybay

unexpected guests: nathiya prathnadi / sfgirlbybay

• all photography by cindy loughridge.

15 responses to “unexpected guests: nathiya prathnadi.”

  1. so beautiful! I am loving the copper tea kettle and have been looking for one for ages, so I have to ask…where did you find it?

  2. Hi,

    Love your apartment. May I ask where is the wooden table in the first pic is from? Where can I buy it? Thanks!

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